Linked by Adam S on Mon 26th Sep 2005 20:31 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews Today, I had the opportunity to speak with Iyer Venkatesan, Product line manager for StarOffice at Sun Microsystems. He spoke to me at length about StarOffice 8, which will be released tomorrow. Read on for a summary of the interview, and be sure to check out the review at Newsforge as well.
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RE: Hmmmm
by John Nilsson on Tue 27th Sep 2005 00:23 UTC in reply to "Hmmmm"
John Nilsson
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2005-07-06

Assuming pepole are checking out OO just for the sake of it. I think theyll find no compelling reason to stick with it. And the behavior is sufficiently dissimilar to MSO to get a feeling of bugginess

This is what I've found yet:

1. Slow rendering and rendering glitches (could be attributed to X/gtk and drivers though...)

2. Autofill in calc doesn't work as Excel. In excel if you autofill a single value it's repeated.

3. Pivot tables are called Data Pilot. Not a bug, but still an issue if the user thinks the feature is missing.

4. Enabling and Disabling of autofilter is confusing and buggy.

5. It's possible to remove the autofilter widgets by selecting a nonmatching query and not having a header row.

6. Data Pilot has a inferior query abillities.

There are more, but as you notice it's just a rather limited part of the whole suite I've had experience with jet. If the rest of it is similar...

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